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When a PI is conducting surveillance, why is audio enhancement considered wiretapping

Most Texas PIs seem to consider the use of audio enhancement technology to be wiretapping. But they do not seem to consider video or photography enhancement technology to be the same. A Texas PI will ...
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Is it legal to publish information about companies on my website?

I want to publish info about companies, for example: Official title Address Founder, CEO, CFO, ... Number of employees Products of company Description of what company does Personaly I feel like it ...
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Proof of Consent under GDPR, HOW TO?

One of GDPR Lawful Bases for Processing Personal Data (and that means Collect; Access; Store; Process and Share) is Consent. Companies must have documented proof of Consent as per defined under GDPR ...
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Private company making it hard to delete customer's personal data

Storyline A friend of mine opened an account with an online company that sells picture prints. Without her knowing, just after signing in, somehow (she did not understand how; probably through the ...
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Purpose classification of cookies based on GDPR and ePrivacy [closed]

Although GDPR mentions cookies only in a single recital, several consulting companies (e.g., Cookiepedia or Cookiebot) interpreted it similarly. For the cookie consent, they classify cookies into ...
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Is it legal for a private business to require contact information to complete a checkout?

We were in a counter-service restaurant today. When we went to pay, their checkout system required a telephone number and email address. We asked if we could opt-out and just pay, and were told that ...
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Should I be concerned my vpn server provider is based in the U.K.?

I understand in this age that there are several uses for vpns. As such I did some research and decided to use nord as they seemed popular and claimed to not log. However when I connect to certain ...
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How much can privacy concerns ignore danger?

Cell phone companies generally help police get the location of a missing person if there is some reasonable suspicion of danger. Is there any cell phone company (in any country) which values privacy ...
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GDPR no opt out option

Is it legal if we do not offer an explicit opt-out option in our app for non-persnonal data collection? We planned to explain to the user what data we collect and at the bottom of the screen there ...
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Do default Apache logs violate the GDPR?

Joe is a completely novice Web developer who sets up an Apache server on its defaults, which include collection of log files which basically say "this specific file was requested by this specific IP ...
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Is a public IP address classified as “personal data” for a third party under EU law?

Situation: an individual in the EU has a web site available on Internet (= if you are on Internet, you can connect to that web site). The IP addresses of the connections to this web site are stored in ...
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Legal sending personal information to a third party if the user supplied incorrect contact information?

To clarify the title, here is an example: Alice wants to sign up to online store Nile.com Alice enters the email bob@mailprovider.com by accident Nile.com does not send a verification that Alice has ...
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What information will be made public by CRT and for how long?

I would like to bring a case to the Civil Resolution Tribunal. I would like to know more about it's privacy. From there Information Access & Privacy Policy it appears the public can access just ...
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Is it legal to compel users to share data in order to access more features, when the features being accessed do not require the data being requested?

Apologies in advance if this is not the correct exchange for this question. I am a developer working for a company that owns a healthcare application. They operate exclusively in the EU. As part of ...
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Is it legal for employer to require portions of an IRS form 1040 for verification of dependent eligibility?

Is it legal (California, USA) for an employer to require an employee provide a copy of the first two pages of their most recent form 1040 as part of demonstrating the eligibility of the dependents for ...
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Do mature minors have the right to privately consult with a medical professional?

The title should be relatively self-explanatory. Do mature minors (aged 16 or older) have a legal right to privately consult with a medical professional, free from the involvement of a parent, ...
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Which countries' law should be considered for Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in a localized website

Should a multi-language website have different privacy policy and terms of use content for the languages it implements? Or is it just perfectly legal to have a mot-a-mot translation of the base ...
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Copy of ID card: blacken / hide fields that are not relevant (Switzerland)

In recent c't there is an article about GDPR (Sorry for the German). In Switzerland there is so far no GDPR, but we have a similar mechanism called Auskunftsrecht. In article there is written that ...
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Are Steam account IDs (and telemetry data associated with Steam IDs) deemed personal data?

A few friends and were having an argument on the following situation: People can sign up for Steam accounts for free, letting them purchase games and play games over their network. Users are able to ...
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Are you allowed to put a customer's email address in an internal business email?

Today at work I put a number of our customers' email addresses in an email that only people in the business were CCed on because we were dealing with a matter relating to these customers and their ...
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What legal proof is valid for a user to complain under an online privacy policy

Now a days most of website like Bank,Social media,Financial service apps and almost all online service) when we signup or create online a/c or use some online services we need to select privacy policy ...
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Is a Blood sample considered Personal Data under GDPR?

Just that simple question: Is a Blood sample considered Personal Data under GDPR?
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What are the types of authority required for the release of medical records?

I am filling out medical records release in the United States. I noticed that the signature requires the patient's signature or a person authorized to sign. It also states that if not the patient, ...
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Mass, commercial identification of people appearing in porn

Someone on the Internet claims (I'll call this person "the operator" below): They have crawled around 100TB of data from both mainstream social networking sites, and porn sites with user-generated ...
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What legal charges could I face after this action?

So it seems I might have made a mistake. It was sunday evening and I was hanging out with around 10 people aged between 16 and 26 (rough estimate). At one point I grabbed the phone of one of the ...
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Is it required for web store to have database server located in Australia?

I have an online store. I have been told that Certain privacy laws require documents to be stored on Australian shores. What is exactly required and in what documents is it stated.
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Taking action against telemarketing calls in the USA

I live in the USA and I assume my phone number can be found online (probably because I didn't pay an extra fee when registering domain names to have my info concealed). Often, I will get a call ...
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Are GDPR-Walls legal?

Quite a few websites started showing european visitors "You cannot use this site because of GDPR", probably based on GeoIP information. I see two possible legal problems: GDPR forbids coupling of ...
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Are the irritating web site warnings about cookies an intentional consequence of European legislation?

It seems that in the last couple of years, it has become standard for web sites to have irritating pop-over notifications that their web site uses cookies “to enhance your user experience” or ...
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Am I breaching any laws/policies for publicly posting customer service interactions?

I've recently had string of poor customer support experiences with a major corporation whom I rely on for the majority of my personal communication. I'd like to post these interactions in a public (...
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Is obtaining MAC addresses from customers legal?

Can a retailer or restaurant in the United States legally collect user's data (user's profile or frequency, etc.) through obtaining their MAC address?
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Do user-generated content and votes count as personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Do user-generated content and votes count as personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? For example, on Stack Exchange, do the questions, answers, comments, messages and ...
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If we anonymize Google Analytics IPs do we still need to ask for Cookie consent? [duplicate]

Trying to figure out the most light weight way to have Google Analytics on a site without having to ask for cookie consent. If we turn on IP Anonymization do we still need to ask for consent? If so ...
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GDPR: Is giving out customer name and implied existence of customership legal?

I'm an employee (software developer) for a company that acts a data processor, and the company that is a client and data controller has requested a feature that I find questionable. The purpose is to ...
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Divulging students' grades to third parties

In the U.S., I understand that it is illegal for teachers to divulge a student's grades to anyone with no legitimate claim to the information. Is it similarly illegal for parents to do that? In some ...
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To achieve ECTS credits at my school a student is forced to drop his/her right of privacy

Some background about the situation: I attend a vocational university (university of applied sciences) I live in the Netherlands - Europe We have a mandatory activity that provides us with ECTS ...
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Does the GDPR mandate that web sites provide access to cookie settings?

Cross referenced this question with SO just to get more technical perspective In this article it says with respect to: Google Analytics and GDPR consent to cookies and tracking: Based on a true ...
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Does CNNs cookie consent banner comply with the GDPR?

I just got done reading this cookie consent material and it says that we need to keep a record of cookie consent. It also says that the notification needs to allows users to opt in and out of ...
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Is it legal to record someone who explicitly tells you not to? [closed]

If I demand that someone with whom I am having a private conversation not record it, and they surreptitiously do so, is that recording illegal?
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Does data that is anonymized need to be collected in the event of a GDPR Subject Access Request?

Google Analytics anonymizes and aggregates all user data so it is not possible to look up an individual user. Does that mean that in the event that we use Google Analytics and receive a Subject ...
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How are the laws considering storing country details of visitors of my website? (calculated of their ip adresses)

I wanted to add the country of the people who left a review on a website but I was wondering how this regards towards the laws about privacy. I have been doing quite some research into this topic but ...
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Landlord required to divulge tenant identity

A new law requires landlords to provide the following information about their tenants: Name Who is "head of household" Phone number Age (approximate) Then the tenant is required to go to the town ...
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Public record or PII

In the past, I had interactions via email with various boards of my town government. I recently noticed that printouts of these emails were scanned and added to the "meeting package" - a PDF document ...
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Can a one-time-pad provide legal immunity - (make data inadmissible) -?

IMPORTANT NOTE: This question is quite niche, I am not sure if this stack is the most relevant place, please inform me if there is a better place for it. To explain the question: I am asking if, a ...
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Can a neighbor point cameras at our backyard and the back of our house?

We live in the hills. And the way our neighborhood is designed is as you go up the hill, there will be a house below you, and a house above you (which are side by side to your property). The elevation ...
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Connecting to a Network Equals Consent?

We have been presented with a proposed license agreement that claims that connecting to our organization's WiFi network constitutes consent for them to perform surveillance and install spyware on our ...
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How to make data brokers delete my information without providing more information? Can I take legal action?

I've been reading this terrifying list of data brokers after finding my information in a Google search result. I want to reach out to the "high-priority" data brokers and get them to remove me from ...
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Congress and Trump's Tax Filings [closed]

I am very interested in Congress subpoenaing the IRS for Trump's individual Tax Return for the last 6 years. I realize they have oversight. But it would look to me as an one outside of the law ...
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How does computer privacy law apply in Canada when program reports who's using it?

If someone is hired to make a program for someone else, of course they don't need a EULA (end user license agreement) when they give the program to them as they are the owner. Is it possible for the ...
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What should happen if I ask Proxy / VPN provider about their service illegal use against me? [closed]

Let's say I am running a website that somebody is trying to hack, from the logs I got that he is using mostly VPN servers of X company. So, even if the VPN company adverts themselves for being 100% ...